Three red cards as Mattishall slip to frustrating defeat

PUBLISHED: 07:01 12 October 2017

Danny Rodgers celebrates after scoring for Wroxham Reserves against Caister. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Danny Rodgers celebrates after scoring for Wroxham Reserves against Caister. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY


Mattishall travelled to high-flyers Harleston Town, who have yet to drop a point in the league, and were unlucky to leave empty handed.

Both teams started well, with the hosts playing good passing football and they took the lead after 20 minutes when a defender was deemed to have pushed a home forward in the area from a corner, resulting in a penalty kick.

Jay Tiplady made a brilliant save but the home team were quicker out of the blocks. allowing a player to stab home the rebound.

Five minutes later, with the visitors attacking well and from a goalmouth melee, Matty Webster equalised for Mattishall at a time when the whole team were playing well.

It was no surprise when Mattishall went in front when the ball was picked up by Logan Copsey who hit an unstoppable shot into the top right hand corner.

The hosts we’re now getting frustrated and half-time came with the visitors well in command.

The second half got under way with the Mattishall players knowing what they had to do but things changed dramatically as the visitors lost the plot as more bookings arrived and three players were sent off, two for two yellows and a one straight red.

These were mostly for dissent and by then Harleston had another penalty kick which was converted and they scored in the last three minutes to make it 3-2.

In the dying seconds Mattishall had what looked like excellent claims for a penalty for handball turned down and Harleston held on for the three points.

It was a very lucky escape for the home team as a draw would have been a fair result all round.

Mattisha ll Reserves should have been at home against Hindringham Reserves in the Norfolk Junior Cup but were awarded a walk-over.

Mattishall host Long Statton on Saturday while the Reserves are at Gayton (both 2.30pm).

Bradenham Wanderers slipped to their fourth defeat of the season when they went down 2-0 at Waveney.It was a tough afternoon for Hindringham in Division One, with their search for a first league win of the season continuing as visitors Hoveton Wherryman cruised home 6-0.

Both teams are in Norfolk Senior Cup action on Saturday (1.30pm), Bradenham at Norwich CEYMS and Hindringham at Scole.


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Dereham Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Dereham Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Dereham Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other Dereham sport

Yesterday, 13:42

Dereham produced a quality performance to take all three points home from north London.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Away games await for both Dereham Town and Norwich United in Bostik League Division One North today.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Seven North Norfolk Beach Runner veterans were among the 701 who ran the East Coast 10k at Yarmouth.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Marathon fever swept through the ranks of Dereham Runners AC last weekend when eight members took part in four different full-length marathons, three of which were staged overseas.

Most Read

Thursday, September 7, 2017

The annual adult/junior greensome competitions were competed for in glorious sunshine at Dereham Golf Club.

Read more
Dereham Golf Club
Thursday, August 31, 2017

Five teams of Dereham Golf Club juniors and adult helpers enjoyed the last Monday Club of the season by playing a Texas Scramble.

Read more
Dereham Golf Club
Thursday, August 31, 2017

There was a great finish to East Anglian League season for Dereham Juniors at Bury St Edmunds, with seven personal bests recorded.

Read more
Louis Preston
Thursday, July 13, 2017

Five Dereham juniors made the short trip to the UEA sports park in Norwich for the latest round of the Eastern Young Athletes League where they competed as a combined team along with West Norfolk, Ryston and Great Yarmouth.

Read more
Beth Barrett
Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Sunday deep in the woods at Shouldham Warren saw 19 juniors and three senior Dereham runners compete in the final Ryston Cross-Country Grand Prix of the season.

Read more
Beth Barrett

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 10°C

min temp: 8°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Read the Dereham Times e-edition today E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter